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Farms, zoos & wildlife parks

IN ROMFORD

Wellgate Farm

Wellgate Community Farm exists as a focus for community, creating an opportunity for people to grow, make a positive contribution and promote social cohesion. Committed to providing a safe, inclusive place for individuals and groups to develop emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually within a working farm environment through participation in all aspects of farming life. more...

Collier Row Road, Romford, RM25 2BH [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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OUTSIDE ROMFORD

Barleylands

As one of the best family attractions in Essex there's so much to do here at Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay whatever the weather. We've farmyard friends with daily animal activities including lamb bottle feeding, a huge Reptile House and awesome birds of prey. Race around the indoor play, and go wild in the outdoor play areas bouncing on our vast jumping pillow... boiiing! If that's not enough, explore the Discovery Barn and take a ride on the Tractor Trailer!more...

Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Hainualt Forest Country Park

You can spend as little or as long as you like in Hainault Forest Country Park. It covers more than 300 acres, with a fishing lake, FREE zoo, guided walks, bridleways and a Nature Trail. There are plenty of open field areas for picnics, games or dog walking, and you can hire a boat to go out on the lake. Facilities for children are excellent, with a farm and several large play areas to enjoy.more...

Romford Rd, Chigwell, IG7 4QN [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks and cats. Open to the public daily, visitors can help the staff give the animals the attention, care and love they deserve, learning a little bit more about them as they go along. Extra Animal Experiences help the sanctuary raise much needed funds and gets you even closer so you can help feed and groom.more...

Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BZ [show map]

Lee Valley Farms

Open Feb - Oct. For a great family day out, come and visit us at Lee Valley Park Farms! Whizz down our toboggan run in the Alpine Adventure. Then bound around the world in 80 leaps with our World of Farming zone and learn about llamas, miniature zebu and reindeer. Entry tickets include everything you need to have a farm-tastic time including entry to all our play areas, animals, activities, amazing bird shows by Coda Falconry and tractor rides to the dairy farm!more...

Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Marsh Farm Adventure Park

Meet the animals, feed the birds in our walk through aviary, cuddle the pets and groom a pony. Then sample some of our delicious freshly prepared food, play in our extensive indoor and outdoor play areas, jump on our huge bouncy pillows or catch an amazing Show...more...

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Toilets
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Mudchute - London City Farm

Set in 32 acres of countryside, right next to the striking skyline of the city of London, Mudchute is a working farm which is open everyday, free to all visitors. Oner of the largest inner city farms in Europe, it hosts a vast collection of rare breeds with almost 100 animals in all and is now recognised as London's only rare breeds conservation centre. It is easily accessed via the Docklands Light Railway.more...

Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 3HP [show map]

Old MacDonald's Farm & Fun Park

All weather fun for all the family! Old MacDonalds farm is a quality assured Multi-Award Winning Farm & Park in Essex. We have over 200 animals, fantastic rides, amusements, soft play areas and events running throughout the year! If the weather turns grey there's no need for the kids to be blue, we have not one, but two indoor areas they can go crazy in.more...

Weald Road, Brentwood, CM14 5AY [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Paradise Wildlife Park

We have a huge collection of over 400 animals. Have fun in one of our five adventure playgrounds, at the daily shows and at the meet the keeper sessions. Enjoy a coffee while the kids monkey around in the Tumble Jungle or splash about in Paradise Lagoon paddling pool. Brand new World of Dinosaurs attraction wth 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs opens 25th March 2018.more...

White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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01992 470490

Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Ada Cole

'Redwings Ada Cole is home to 90 horses, ponies and donkeys, including handsome Gelderlander Zippy, cheeky donkey Del Boy, lovely Shetland pony Tinkerbell and rock 'n' roll pony Elvis - not forgetting Redwings' tiniest resident, Teeny Tucker! Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café. There is also an on-site gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, all proceeds from which support the hundreds of horses in our care.' *Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - entry is FREE.more...

Broadlands, Epping Road, Roydon, Nazeing, EN9 2DH [show map & facilities]

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01508 481000

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